The Anti Bore

Trading the Oscars for GOON: A Hockey Movie

For the first time in many years, I felt cinematically alienated from the biggest award show known to man. Many of my friends know I’m a huge movie aficionado and could probably call out winners 7/10 times. But this year… NNNOOOOO…. I have NOT seen a single Oscar nominated flick… except for Puss in Boots.

So rather than pretentiously watching the show, my siblings and I slipped to see a very Canadian slapstick comedy called Goon. A pretty bombastic parody of a religion (if not sometimes maliciously misconstrued) by a lot of people in the globe. The sport is still considered a niche if you put it apples to apples to let’s say: basketball. It will never be as gentlemanly as soccer, nor will it be as hip as basketball… but by hokceygods it will always be badass poetic.

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So how abouts the movie eh? Sean William Scott (most commonly worshipped as the Great Stifler) plays a bouncer who has a knack for fighting. And as Cinderella stories often go, he awkwardly finds his Element in a sport where his talents is embraced/worshipped as opposed to his family (except his gay brother) who thinks he’s just plain stupid.

And that’s that.

Then he ultimately faces his very own Everest by trading a fist-to-face showdown with Liev Shrieber. Blood, teeth, hair, spit flies everywhere… all in all, an outrageous exaggeration but still a hilarious brainless movie.

So, if you want an inspiring movie, I suggest you go see Seabiscuit or Moneyball.

If you want a laugh and tons of WTF moments. Go see GOON. 

It’s worth choking on your own soda.

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